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Retrospective Report on the 43rd General Election of October 21, 2019: Snapshot of Elections Canada's performance administering the 43rd general election

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Election day

October 21, 2019

18.4 million Canadians cast a ballot 67% of eligible Canadians voted

4.9 million electors voted at advance polls 33% increase from 2015

72,817 Polling places

Complaints about the accessibility of polling places dropped by almost 7% in 2019 from the 2015 election

338 Electoral districts

More than 200,000 election workers were hired and trained to serve 27 million electors in 338 electoral districts across the country

Satisfaction with Elections Canada services

Elections Canada conducted 12 post-election public opinion surveys

The National Electors Study surveyed electors up to three times
Before the election During the election After the election
49,993 electors 23,880 electors 21,435 electors
Voters were satisfied with their voting experience
Canadians who responded to the survey had a positive perception of the administration of the election
Electors were satisfied with Elections Canada's services
Polling places were identified as fully accessible

Elections Canada surveyed 2,146 candidates

2015 2019
Candidates were satisfied with Elections Canada's services 74% 82%

78% Candidates felt it was easy to comply with the nomination requirements

Reducing barriers to voting

Elections Canada's Inspire Democracy Program increased its network by 256% since 2015

120+ stakeholders

Helping to reduce barriers to participate in elections for:

  • Indigenous electors
  • Youth
  • People with disabilities
  • New Canadians
Elections Canada's Student Vote Program ran parallel to the 43rd general election
Young Canadians participated Students felt more prepared
to vote in the future

99% Teachers agreed that Elections Canada's resources equipped them to teach about elections and democracy and increased students' knowledge of elections

12% More educators ordered learning resources in 2019 than in 2015

Election security and integrity

Most electors trust that the election was run fairly and the results were accurate

How fairly electors thought Elections Canada ran the election:
very fairly
Level of trust electors had in the accuracy of the election results in their riding:
very high

Workforce satisfaction with Elections Canada

Election workers were hired

96% Poll workers agreed that the voter information card facilitated the identification of electors

83% Poll workers were satisfied with the training they received

338 Returning Officers
31 Field Liaison Officers

97% Returning officers reported that the new integrated service model worked well

87% Returning officers were satisfied with the timely delivery of election materials to facilitate their duties